“Die Punk-, Metal- und Hardcore-Einflüsse sind alle noch da, und Crust Punk ist die Basis. Gleichzeitig gibt es eine teils deutliche melodiöse Weiterentwicklung. Vielleicht ist dies dem schwedischen Folk geschuldet (den ich wie erwartet mangels Kenntnissen nicht direkt ausmachen kann). Dementsprechend abwechslungsreich ist Cursed, und so beweisen 偏執症者 (Paranoid) einmal mehr ihre genreübergreifende Kreativität”
– Schwarzesbayern, von Mrs.Hyde
Just found out the other day that Sebastian Todor has sadly passed away. An iconic swedish photographer who is best known for his classic band photos and time documentation of the punk scene in Gothenburg during the 80’s. He managed to capture everyday life in a natural way, without things being arranged. Like a fly on the wall. We met him in person, and had the honor to get a few band photos taken, when we played at Hygget 2015. Remember being a little star-struck when he approached us and introduced himself. He asked who we were and what bands we were looking forward to seeing. When we then told him that we actually were one of the bands that would play later that night, he modestly wondered if he could take some photos. He gave a good first impression and we exchanged email addresses and he gave us his card. Only a few days later came an email where he briefly wrote that it was nice to get acquaintances up north and that we were happy to use his photos (completely for free), as long as we gave credit. We used the photo above for our main biography page until just a few months ago. Our condolences go out to his nearest and dearest. RIP.
Photo by Sebastian Todor, July 31, 2015.
Many thanks to everyone who bought and downloaded our latest album “Cursed” on Bandcamp. The included bonus 7″ is officially all gone and by that this offer is also over. Everyone who has bought the digital album up to today’s date is guaranteed a copy of “Tatari”. We’ll notify all of you who are entitled to a record as soon as we have more information. Obviously we had to have a higher price on the digital album during this period due to cover production and shipping costs. The price will be reduced at Bandcamp from today, but still free streaming via Spotify, YouTube and Bandcamp.
If you have not already emailed us (email@example.com) your address and contact information, please do so as soon as possible.
Official woven patches from Feel The Darkness/Retaliation Prods. We got a very few for sale for those interested. 55sek+shipping. We can really recommend their web shop if you need to pimp your vest or jacket for the summer.
“Altogether, a beautiful powerload. Music for the fast lane, for deconstruction, and for a flaming moshpit”
Recorded in Studio Mangel, Frösön/Sweden, April-May 2021. Produced and engineered by Jocke D-takt. The drums were recorded by Johan Arveli (thanks for your patience and loan of equipment) at Studio 306. Mixed and mastered by Kenko at Communichoas Media Clay Station. Cover artwork by Bharata Danu. Guest appearance by Bloody Kev and Christian Augustin.
Self digital release ‘Paranoid Northern Discs’ (PND15-DIGI). Stream or buy the full album via our BANDCAMP. Many thanks in advance to all of you who actually buy the album, and other releases, today on Bandcamp-Friday, as the artists gets 100%. Cheers for supporting us and the DIY underground movement. Everyone who buys the record digitally will receive a free bonus 7″ EP entitled ‘Tatari’ (worldwide shipping included). It’s limited to 250 copies on black vinyl, and you won’t be able to buy this vinyl elsewhere. We have no plans for a physical release of ‘Cursed’ at the moment.
The basics to most of these songs were written during the time between finishing up the recordings of ‘Out Raising Hell’ and the awaiting of it’s release. Due to the countless setbacks and delays occurring during that process and the toll it took on us, we simply decided that we would try out something completely new and different for the next upcoming release. To challenge ourselves and to keep it simple. Using as few middlemen and involved as possible in order to reduce all possible risks and any problems that may arise.
Last but least we would give our deepest respect and salutes to Kenko. We’re eternally grateful for his hard work from early mornings til late nights. By time he has learned our language, lack of technical terms and how we want things to sound and be placed in a mix. He showed proof of being professional and reliable already on the first job he did for us on ‘Destroy Future Less System’. There are not many others who can work under the same strenuous conditions and with short deadlines like him. Less talk, more rock. Anyone who has any kind of knowledge of Swedish punk history, and it’s scene, knows that he is and has been an important key player since the 80s. It’s a privilege and a true honor to work with him. It feels safe to have him by your side.
Taken from the upcoming album “Cursed”. Recorded, directed and edited by Voldac the villain.